Ottawa, Ontario — Central Canada
Lieutenant Colonel Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry, CB
Le lieutenant-colonel Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry, C.B.
— (1778-1829) —
A skillful professional soldier, Salaberry formed the celebrated Voltigeurs canadiens. In 1813, he outwitted and defeated a vastly superior American force at the Battle of Châteauguay, helping to save Lower Canada from invasion.
Militaire de carrière exceptional, Salaberry met sur pied les célèbres Voltigeurs canadiens. En 1813, il use de stratégie et défait de troupes américaines largement supérieures en nombre à la bataille de Châteauguay, contribuant ainsi à préserver le Bas-Canada de l’invasion.
Location. 45° 25.466′ N, 75° 41.719′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario. Marker is at the intersection of Wellington Street (County Route 34) and Elgin Street, on the left on Wellington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A4, Canada. Touch for directions.
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More about this marker. This marker is located at the Valiants Memorial near the National War Memorial.
Also see . . . Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. In the mid 19th century he was perceived as an experienced, courageous, intrepid soldier who enjoyed the confidence of his men. At the turn of the century English-speaking historians put greater emphasis on the roles played by Macdonell or Wattenwyl, but French-speaking ones defended Salaberry, stressing his valour and intrepidity and pointing out that he had had to make do with limited means furnished by pusillanimous superiors. (Submitted on May 16, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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